Leftover Canned Pumpkin 5 Ways by Toby Amidor in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, November 27, 2011
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Did you buy too many cans of pumpkin this year? Don’t let them sit in the pantry and collect dust! Whip up any of these mouthwatering recipes.
This spin on traditional rice is both eye and belly pleasing for both kids and adults!
RECIPE: Pumpkin Rice Pudding
This savory dish is a nice change of pace from traditional tomato sauce.
RECIPE: Penny-Wise Pumpkin Pasta
Your guests will never guess that each slice of this pie has only 265 calories! Be sure to use pumpkin puree and not sugar-filled pumpkin pie filling. Serve with sliced seasonal fruit like apples, pears, or oranges.
RECIPE: Pumpkin Pie- Slimmed
Want an idea that’s outside the box? Whip up this punch using pumpkin puree. Add rum for the adults or leave it virgin for the kiddos.
RECIPE: Mexican Pumpkin Punch
And if you have pumpkin leftover from an opened can, try stirring some into oatmeal or yogurt along with a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger.
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Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »